...too many Orthodox Christians have bought into the idea God’s love for them means God wants them to be happy and successful on their terms rather than His. We usually don't say this explicitly.
While culture is important, even under the best of conditions it is always only nominally Christian. The reason for this is that culture--all cultures--is always a mix of different traditions.
While religious education and apologetics are both important, we need to be careful that we don’t confuse saying things which are true with “speaking the truth in love.”
In baptism, God has given each of us, given each of you, talents that allow you to be profitable servants. Through the everyday exercise of these talents, God has called you to prepare the hearts of all you met to receive the Gospel.
We all of us have a vocation!